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Columbus Debs win World Series


     North Carolina Champion Dixie Debs claimed their World Series title in Alexandria, Louisiana Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory over Tennessee in nine innings that followed a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the host team earlier in the evening.

     Kelsey Carroll scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth on a sacrifice fly from Alex Chestnutt. Two more runs in a quick-half inning sealed the win, with the Columbus County girls holding Tennessee scoreless in the bottom of the 9th.

     Columbus County Dixie Debs include Kailey Paul, Morgan Nye, Kelsey Carroll, Callie Sumner, Alex Chestnutt, Linsey Jones, Lauren Smith, Paige Gore, Alexis Suggs, Hailey Sarvis, Amanda Watts, head coach Steven Suggs, coaches Travis Paul, and Gary Sykes.

     More than 400 people watched portions of the championship game live on Tina Chestnutt’s Facebook page.

     See the game re-cap in next week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

Win sets championship game

     Dixie Debs from Columbus County came from behind to defeat a stubborn host Alexandria, Louisiana team 6-5 Wednesday evening, setting up a rematch with Tennessee for the Dixie Debs Softball World Series title later this evening.

     With a half-hour break the championship game should start about 8:45 p.m. EDST.

     Both Wednesday night games are re-matches for the North Carolina Dixie Debs champions. The topped Alexandria 6-5 in the second round of the series Sunday, that gaming going to nine innings.

     It was a game of back-and-fourth for Wednesday evening, the North Carolina girls up 3-1, then behind 5-3, the score tied until an error late in the bottom of the sixth inning set up the go-ahead score by Alex Chestnutt.

     Holding Alexandria scoreless in the top of the seventh inning ended the game.

     Tennessee promises to be a tough opponent, handing the North Carolina girls their first defeat in the series, 10-6, Wednesday night.

     More than 100 people have been watching the games live on Tina Chestnutt’s Facebook page. She plans to live feed the final game.

     Check back here for an update with the final game score, and see the game re-cap in next week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.